When good men and women say nothing in the face of evil, evil prevails. This is a paraphrased quote of an Edmund Burke paraphrase… and this has had me thinking over the last several years. I have come to the conclusion that we all battle the mainstream media’s conditioning over the decades that now has most of us living in a world of “Cognitive dissonance”
We know, or at least we think we know a truth, but then when considering the facts more closely we are left feeling that “our truths” are less than certain.
A few for you….
Wealth is good, more is better ( greed?)
Peacekeeping keeps peace ( war is necessary?)
Our leaders never lie, except in the distant past ( Nixon? )
They are poor because they are lazy ( Africa Haiti ?)
Compounding interest on pension savings will pay off ( service fees? )
Cash is real money ( gold or silver, valueless commodities? )
The Mainstream Media is journalism at its best ( Does it ever really dig ? How is it when Madoff made off with the money, MSM ignored the free exposes provided by 4 forensic accountants 9 years earlier? Check out the documentary “Chasing Madeoff”)
The Twin Towers ( What about the third tower, the WTC # 7, doesn’t that make it the Triple Towers?)
Edward Bernays was a genius! ( Do we all suffer to some degree because of his ingeniousness? )